ESIP Update: Meet the ESIP Lab award winners!

Also, early registration closes TOMORROW and it's the last week to book your room in the #ESIP2023 block.

Note from Our ESIP Lab Director

Dear ESIP Community,

It’s always exciting to announce a new cohort of ESIP Lab-funded projects. Led by a talented group of scientists and technologists, these projects focus on multiple facets of water resources and wildfire.

As someone who lives in a western state, these topics are ever present. As early-season smoke blanketed North America, the 2023 January–May global surface temperature ranked fourth warmest in the 174-year record, and major water resources decisions emerged for wetlands and the Colorado River, these topics are at the forefront of national conversations.

Thankfully, they are conversation made more rich by the thoughtful contributions and talents of ESIP’s community of thought leaders, innovators, and data professionals.

I look forward to seeing many of you this July in Burlington for the ESIP Meeting!

Annie Burgess
ESIP Lab Director


P.S. I encourage you to note each project’s learning objectives in the project descriptions linked below. Is there something you could contribute? A skill you could teach? We find kinship and connection with those who share their knowledge journey, invite us in, and are humble in the notion that there is still much to learn!

ESIP Funds Six Water and Wildfire Projects

We are proud to support six pilot projects through the ESIP Lab this year. Check out the news release with highlights from each proposal.

ESIP News and Events

Candidates for ESIP Leadership

The slate of candidates is live for the upcoming ESIP leadership elections. The ESIP Partner Assembly will soon vote and elected individuals will start their terms following the ESIP Meeting.

We'd like to take a moment and thank our current leadership, including Board and the Program Committee members.

Meet the Candidates

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Early Registration Rates End this Week (Tuesday, June 20)

We are excited to gather with you (virtually or in Burlington) from July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting. Early registration closes Tuesday, June 20. (Psst! That's tomorrow.)

More details on rates, venue, and more:

See the full schedule and make your own agenda:

Register for #ESIP2023

Hotel Room Block Closes Soon (Saturday, June 24)

The conference will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. The ESIP Meeting room block is open through Saturday, June 24.

Staying at the conference venue is one of the easiest ways to help ensure the sustainability and longevity of ESIP Meetings.

Curious why? Check out Executive Director Susan's blog on what it takes to run hybrid meetings.

Book a Room

*Last Chance* Special Data CHAMPion Shirt Fundraiser

In honor of Lake Champlain's lake monster, let's make open data just as legendary. Be a Data Champion and celebrate ESIP's 25th Anniversary in style (and comfort — seriously, we only do soft shirts).

Our fundraisers require a minimum order, and we're halfway there! The fundraiser closes this Thursday to ensure your shirt arrives in time for the ESIP Meeting.

Get Your ESIP Shirt

ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EDT)
    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 
    • (2:30 p.m. EDT) 
    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. 
Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. We list all times in U.S. Eastern Time; check the time in your time zone.

Please review and follow our community guidelines and data privacy policy

ESIP Collaboration Areas

Community Resilience Cluster: ESIP's Role in Community Resilience

How can our work better support community resilience? The Community Resilience Cluster would like to know your successes, challenges, and concerns working with place-based communities. Fill out this survey to share your thoughts.

Data Readiness Cluster: “Expanding Geospatial Data Access: Lessons from Radiant MLHub and the Shift to Source Cooperative”

This month's meeting will feature guest speaker Jed Sundwall, Executive Director of Radiant Earth. Radiant Earth recently announced their shift  to the Source Cooperative and Cloud-Native Geospatial Foundation. Join the conversation via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

Cloud Computing Cluster: “Dask and Coiled: Python on Cloud Infrastructure”

The Cloud Computing Cluster is continuing their exploration of different platforms and tools. Matt Rocklin, CEO of, will share lessons learned scaling Dask clusters in the cloud. The call will end with a knowledge sharing session. Join the conversation via the ESIP Community Calendar on Monday, June 26 at noon U.S. Eastern Time.

Open Science Cluster: Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT)

Join the Open Science Cluster for their series of discussions about open science. Flavio Azevedo from the University of Groningen presents, “Open Science 2.0 with the Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT): democratizing education on Open Science while focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in grassroots communities.” Hop on the call via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday June 27 at noon U.S. Eastern Time. 

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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NASA Funding Opportunity for Early Career Researchers  (June 22)

The Early Career Investigator Program in Earth Science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The program welcomes innovative research initiatives and seeks to cultivate diverse scientific leadership in Earth System Science. Join the information sessions: June 14 or June 22 from 1-2 PM ET and proposals are due: August 11.

NSF Geoinformatics Program Webinars (June 23)

The National Science Foundation's Geoinformatics program funds cyberinfrastructure resources to serve and support Earth sciences research and education. With new funding opportunities available, the program is hosting two informational webinars on Friday, June 23 (registration link) and Friday, August 11 (registration link). 

Check Out…

Science Gateways Center of Excellence (SGX3) (June 30)

The Science Gateways Center of Excellence (SGX3) has extended the annual conference, Gateways 2023, CFP for papers, tutorials, and demos to June 30. Please consider submitting or sharing with teams working on science gateways, virtual research environments, or other scientific portals.

Leptoukh Lecture Award Nominations needed for AGU  (July 1)

The AGU ESSI section is looking for nominations for the Leptoukh Lecture Award to recognize achievements in the computational and data sciences. They have re-opened the submissions through Saturday, July 1.


Request for Information – National Priorities for Artificial Intelligence  (July 7)

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has a Request for Information comment period open until July 7 for those interested in weighing in on how the US should structure AI priorities.

Applications for the Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowships (Sept 15)

Conduct research at the Library of Congress in the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world. The eight-week residency includes an $11,500 stipend with the possibility of an additional $2,000 honorarium for a lecture and publication. Apply by September 15.


Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.

  • Geospatial Modeler | Oak Ridge National Lab | to apply geographic and machine learning approaches to develop and synthesize large-scale geospatial data products from satellite, airborne, and unmanned aerial systems, often in combination with in situ measurements
  • Software Engineer | National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) | to work on the Geosciences Community Analysis Toolkit (GeoCAT) team






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